16.07.2010 - 16.07.2010
Today was largely frustrating... nothing quite went smoothly.
We had booked our car in for a service- it needed one to get our insurance cleared, plus we noticed it was leaking coolant by the gallon and wouldn't change out of third gear.
The car ended taking all day to be fixed. But Lenny Wong did a good job. "I'll wait for you!"
We also tried to get new Canadian Sims to work... and that took all day too. Lots of backwards-and forwarding between phone companies.
At about 7pm, we finally had our car back from the mechanic and a working phone (such a relief) and so packed up our car. We said our good byes to our fabulous Couch Hosts, Sarah and Denis, who made our first couch surfing experience so great and set a very high standard for everyone else to follow, (Big thanks to you both and love to Skamp).
Half hour later, and closer to the city centre we met our new hosts Pam and Colin. Sitting on the balcony of their beautiful apartment, looking over the city sky line, we enjoyed the warm summer afternoon. We headed out for a night of Mexican margaritas and tachos at the trendy Avocado bar, and meeting all their friends. The city is absolutely buzzing at the moment, being the last days of Stampede. All night the streets are packed with cowboys and cowgirls (however I have my doubts whether half of these people have seen a farm before).